As per the new rules, for movie tickets that cost more than Rs 100, GST has been reduced from 28 per cent to 18 per cent, and for tickets cheaper than Rs 100, it has been lowered to 12 per cent from 18 per cent.
On October 5, part of a hoarding installed on Railway land had collapsed on the road, crushing vehicles and motorists who were waiting for the red light to turn green. Four persons had died in the incident while 11 others had sustained injuries.
Two years ago, the state administration decided to take several measures to prevent landslides and allotted Rs 3.5 crore for the same. But with the work failing to take of, local villagers have been demanding they should be shifted to a new location.
Feuds between delegates and organisers is a usual affair at IFFI every year as there’s a huge mismatch between number of the delegates who register to watch a film and the number of cumulative seats available to accomodate them.
The police verification has indeed caught up, especially in the Pune district. Earlier in Pune police limits, it used to take 15 days. Now, the time taken for police report is just seven days. Formation of the Pimpri-Chinchwad police commissionerate has also helped.
From the short film scripts submitted, 10 will be selected for ‘grooming’. During the grooming process of the fimmakers, they will receive guidance from ‘mentors’ including a director, screenplay writer and a cinematographer.
Following demands by FTII students to probe the incident and take action against those responsible, institute Director Bhupendra Kainthola had formed a five-member probe committee under the dean of television wing, R N Pathak.
By the end of March this year, four more complaints were received from the internal affairs committee, and inquiries in each of the four cases were going on by the time information was provided to The Indian Express, on March 27, 2018.
In a four-page complaint letter sent to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the 2016-batch student has said her harassment started after she testified against a faculty member who was accused of sexual harassment by three women students in September last year.
On the afternoon of October 5, a 40-feet tall and 40-feet wide metal structure of the hoarding, installed on Railway land, had collapsed on the road, crushing vehicles and motorists who were waiting for the red light to turn green.